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Karen Komondor

Founder and President of Health Literacy 360 LLC

Karen Komondor, RN, BSN, CCRN, is a nationally recognized leader and expert in health literacy. As the Founder and President of Health Literacy 360 LLC, she provides training for health professionals and consumers and consultations to organizations on health literacy best practices. Her mission is to reduce communication barriers within the complex healthcare system and ease the burden on patients.

For over 20 years, Karen served as the Director of Organizational Development and the Health Literacy Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, an urban teaching hospital in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, until its closure in November 2022. Throughout her career, Karen has conducted training sessions and delivered keynote speeches at numerous healthcare facilities and conferences at the local, state, and national levels. She has authored numerous articles and appeared as a guest speaker on radio programs and local TV stations. Additionally, she is a regular guest faculty member on health literacy at multiple universities.

Karen previously chaired Healthy Cleveland’s Health Literacy Committee and is co-founder and past president of Ohio Health Literacy Partners, a statewide non-profit collaborative dedicated to empowering Ohioans to make informed health choices. Most recently, she chairs the National Council to Improve Patient Safety through Health Literacy.

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